West Seattle Outdoor Movies: Here’s the 2015 lineup! Also recruiting opening acts, raffle beneficiaries

(WSB photo from past WSOM season)
Thanks to everyone who answered the call for suggestions for this year’s West Seattle Outdoor Movies series, six summer Saturday nights featuring free films at dusk in the courtyard by Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (4410 California SW; WSB sponsor), now just a month and a half away, with co-sponsors including WSB. The lineup is set – and the leader of the movie pack, Hotwire’s Lora Swift, has two requests. But first, the movies!

Sat, July 18th: “Zoolander,” 2001 (trailer above; PG-13)

Sat, July 25th: “Singles,” 1992 (PG-13)

Sat, Aug 1st: “Raising Arizona,” 1987 (PG-13)

Sat, Aug 8th: “Big Hero 6,” 2014 (PG)

Sat, Aug 15th: “Guardians of the Galaxy,” 2014 (PG-13)

Sat, Aug 22nd: “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” 1975 (R)

(“Rocky” ended its monthly Admiral Theater run last fall, so this will be its first screening in West Seattle in almost a year.) Now, the requests:

NONPROFITS WANTED: Every movie night includes a raffle to raise money for local nonprofits. If yours is interested, please apply now! You’ll have to contribute a few items for the raffle and have a rep there on your movie night as well as two volunteers. By the way, sponsors contribute cool raffle items too, all season long, so the raffle items aren’t ONLY from the beneficiaries.

PRE-SHOW ENTERTAINMENT WANTED: Lora is recruiting variety acts to perform in the courtyard before the movie (times TBA, since the movie starts at dusk and that gets earlier as the summer goes on) – go to this link (CL) to find out more.

The e-mail address for charities and pre-show entertainment is the same: westseattlemovies@gmail.com

ALSO: This year’s concessions will benefit, and be run by, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. For more about the series, check out the official website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed.

6 Replies to "West Seattle Outdoor Movies: Here's the 2015 lineup! Also recruiting opening acts, raffle beneficiaries"

  • Kim June 3, 2015 (3:49 pm)

    Time? Theres no time on anything that I can see?

  • WSB June 3, 2015 (4:20 pm)

    Hi, Kim. Please see the first paragraph – “at dusk” is when the movie starts. When preshow entertainment is firmed up, most of that will have a ballpark start time, but “dusk” varies depending on time of year and weather. We often cover movie nights as stories and I make notes of the start time whenever I can, but there WILL be a “gates open” time when we get closer, so you can come in, stake out, maybe have a picnic dinner or concessions or Hotwire drink and wait for movie time. – TR

  • linda June 3, 2015 (6:45 pm)

    May I throw out (pun intended) a suggestion? For the Rocky Horror Picture show, instead of throwing the rice, toast, hot dogs and other edibles towards the screen (and the audience members in front of you), could a donation bin be set up so these items could go to the West Seattle Food Bank? This way edible food would not be wasted on long standing traditions. We could still make all the gestures in the spirit of the movie without wasting the food.
    Oh, and a recycle bin for the newspapers and let’s skip the squirt guns since we are dealing with drought conditions.
    It would be our own, homegrown, West Seattle version of Rocky Horror.

  • lina June 3, 2015 (8:33 pm)

    awesome lineup! psyched for zoolander!

  • TheSqueeze June 4, 2015 (1:16 pm)

    I love the lineup, but I’m not sure if we’ll come out. My friends and I tried to come last year and couldn’t fit in anywhere with a view of the screen despite being there well ahead of the start time, and there were many more people in the same boat. Have folks ever talked about moving to a venue that could accommodate more people?

  • Jennie June 5, 2015 (9:16 am)

    I feel the same as TheSqueeze. Maybe these could be shown on the grounds of the Dakota Place Park, or even another larger park someday? I love that $ are being generated for non-profits :)

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